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Urinary Tract Infection Urine Dipstick Analysis
Mostly: Nitrite reagent in dipstick works for most gram negative organisms, but does show gram positive bacteria like enterococcus, staphlococcus or streptococcus etc.. Latter 2 are considered "skin" organisms but can be cause of utis in some, especially subjects on intermittent catheterization. Leucoocte esterase for wbcs in urine usually but, not always reliable. Urine culture is most reliable. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Urine dipstick: Usually not accurate enough!Get a more detailed answer ›
I think i may have a urinary tract infection. It hurts to urinate and my urine is faded and had a strong odor. What do I do?
What does occasional cloudy urine mean? Itchiness that comes with it. Could i possibly have a minor urinary tract infection?
I think i may have a urinary tract infection. It hurts to urinate and my urine is faded and has a strong odor. What can I do?
If a urine test that is called uwbc is in the 6-10 range is that indicative of a urinary tract infection?
Urinalysis: Generally, we accept no more than 2 white cells in the macroscopic exam. More cells than that are abnormal and often reflect a urinary tract infection. I would definitely repeat the test (it is inexpensive) to make sure it was a "clean" catch, but if it is still abnormal, your provider will want to send a sample for culture to determine the proper antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
It may not!: A urinary tract infection is a clinical diagnosis, and doesn't necessarily hinge on a positive urine culture. However, typical bacteria associated with uti's will test positive within 24hr. Cultures help in choosing the most appropriate antibiotic.However, keep in mind some microbes cannot be cultured, or aren't routinely cultured (e.g. Ureaplasma, chlamydia) - but can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Frequent urinary tract infection. Bladder does not empty properly. Urine culture shows stephalococcus aerius. Please advise next steps.
5 month old son had urinary tract infection without fever&normal us, vcug is recommended its invasive i d prefer repeat urine tests what should I do?
Do the VCUG.: He should have the vcug. It is very important to find out if there is reflux of urine backwards, up toward the kidney, which will predispose to more infections. The ultrasound looks at the size and structure of the kidneys and urinary tract, but not reflux. You can not tell this from repeat urine tests either. Repeated infections can cause damage to the kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My docotor find blood in my urine she thinks i may have a UTI urinary tract infection but I have no symptoms.Can u explain what it is.Im 9 weeks preg?
UTI: It is not umcommon to have"silent" urinary infections. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more
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